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... as a backdrop. We had a delightful vegetarian dinner followed by more meandering when we found and bought some beautiful Bulgarian pottery with lovely earthy robust colours.
Sun 14th: Early morning swim in the Black Sea then on to Istanbul.
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Our first stop is Nessebar, a quiet little port in Bulgaria. The seaside town is a mix of old and new. On one side of the harbor we see modern hotels and, on the other, there are remnants of buildings from the Roman period. We walk thru the older section with its quaint shops and rough cobblestone streets. It's a little warm and humid out, so we walk down and dip our feet in the cool Black Sea. We stay in town until 1:00 and then head back ...
Saturday July 12 2014
*We leave Bucharest early since we have 365 km to drive and a border crossing into Bulgaria.
*Fortunately light weekend traffic allows for easy navigation out of the city. The countryside is still flat and uninteresting .
*50 km or so from Bucharest we reach the last EU border of our trip. The geographical border between Romania and Bulgaria at this point is the mighty ...
... as for most of us it was our first holiday away without the parents. I would like to think we did make an actual effort to factor in some cultural activities.However when we arrived we realised pretty quickly that wasn't going to be the case.
This holiday was fun as although i drank a lot i was still reasonably sensible, i think this came from it being my first holiday away from my parents and i must have felt them looking over my shoulder the ...
... bit of English. Eventually he called me over and said "ah boat people", smiled at his joke, scribbled in my passport and said we could go.... so we did. The Bulgarian side was actually pretty swift but I was glad we had read that we had to buy a road tax sticker because 20km down the road we were stopped by the police for a "vignette" check. A quick look at the sticker and passport and off we went.